Planning your Shanghai tour? If you happen to visit Shanghai during late March and early April, you have the chance to participate in the annual cherry blossom festival in Shanghai.
Best Place to see Cherry Blossom in Shanghai
The main venue for the blossom festival is Gucun Park (顾村公园), Gucun Town, Baoshan District, about 20km north of People’s Square in Shanghai.
How to Get to Gucun Park
Add: 4788 Hutai Road, Bashan District, Shanghai 地址：上海市宝山区沪太路4788号
about 20km north of downtown Shanghai
Service Hotlines：021-56045199, 021-36621019
Free Service: Push carts for babies, wheelchairs, and medical care ( aid kit )
Public Transport Route: Bus 527 and 528
Metro: Subway Line 7
Parking Lot: 5700 individual parking spaces.
Gucun Park and other 7 parks – Gongqing Forest Park, Fengxian Haiwan National Forest Park, Pudong Century Park, Pudong Huaxia Park, Minxing Sports Park, Hongkou Luxun Park and Yangpu Park.
Shanghai Blossom Festival and Gucun Park
More than 14,000 cherry trees of 110 varieties are to bloom to welcome visitors.
Viewing time: March 15 – April 15
Spring has quietly landed on Shanghai with green colors and spring flowers appearing in the gardens and parks scattered around Shanghai. The green spaces in the metropolitan city of Shanghai are larger than many people expect. Gucun Park is one of the suburban parks favored by Shanghai residents.
Gucun Park has a total area of 434 hectares, the core of Shanghai’s green ecology and the largest suburban park in Shanghai. Gucun Park is mainly composed of 7 gardens – Exotic Garden, Forest Barbecue Garden, Suburban Forest Garden, Forest Stroll Garden, Children Carnival, Forest Sports Garden and Botanical Sightseeing Garden.
The park also promotes 4 themed seasonal events – Viewing Cherry Blossoms in Spring, Seeing Lotus Flowers in Summer, Appreciating Osmanthus in Autumn and Viewing Plum Blossoms in Winter.
So if you are pressed for time, you may choose to visit any of the 7 parks near your hotel or residence.
Entrance Fee: Gucun Park ( 20 yuan ), Gongqing Forest Park (15 yuan ), Fengxian Haiwan National Forest Park (80 yuan), Pudong Century Park (10 yuan), Pudong Huaxia Park (free), Minxing Sports Park (free), Hongkou Luxun Park (free) and Yangpu Park (free).
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